Bill's Magazine Cover Gallery

For much of his career, especially from the fifties through the seventies, Bill was one of the most prominent stars of television.  Naturally, such fame led to many cover stories in entertainment magazines.  Bill was featured on the cover of TV Guide seven times, more than any other game show host in history.  In addition, his smiling face graced the covers of many other fan magazines and newspaper inserts.  Here is a representation, not nearly complete, of Bill's magazine covers.

TV Guide

January 15, 1955

I've Got a Secret

with Garry Moore, Henry Morgan, Jayne Meadows and Faye Emerson

July 5, 1958

The Price is Right

only solo cover

August 22, 1959

I've Got a Secret

with Henry Morgan, Betsy Palmer and Bess Myerson

July 28, 1962

The Price is Right

with contestant Barbara Brenner

August 18, 1962

I've Got a Secret

with Garry Moore, Henry Morgan, Betsy Palmer and Bess Myerson

August 10, 1963

I've Got a Secret

with Garry Moore, Henry Morgan, Betsy Palmer and Bess Myerson

January 21, 1984

"TV Game Show Hosts" Profile

with Jack Barry, Pat Sajak, Monty Hall, Bob Barker and Wink Martindale 

Other National Magazines

1955:

Bill was the cover subject for the "Special Preview Issue" of this monthly magazine for polio survivors, which published for a couple of years under this title before becoming known as Accent on Living

Local TV Listings Magazines

April 4, 1954

Green Bay, Wisconsin area

July 23, 1955

Detroit area

May 10, 1958

Fresno, California area

January 4, 1959

St. Louis area

March 22, 1959

Washington, D.C. area

July 12, 1959

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area

June 5, 1960

Lancaster, Pennsylvania area

August 18, 1961

Chicago area

March 6, 1966

Lancaster, Pennsylvania area

August 21, 1966

Madison, Wisconsin area

May 14, 1961

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

August 8, 1971

Great Neck, NJ area

January 23, 1972

Northern New Jersey area

June 15, 1975

Northwest Indiana area

Bad timing award:  Blankety Blanks would be canceled two weeks after this cover appeared.  Note that the artist who drew the next cover used this photograph as his reference.

August 3, 1975

Boston area